Nov. 17, 2003
With only two swimmers lost to graduation and the return of All-American Liz Daniels, the Women's swimming and diving team should challenge for the Ivy-League Championships with the return of 13 letterwinners, and the addition of 14 newcomers to the squad this season. Finishing 4-2 in dual meets and 3rd at the EISL Championships, the Bears return a team of depth and talent and hope to be in the top mix of their conference this season.
The women return co-captain seniors Liz Daniels and Emily McCoy who will provide rock solid leadership for the squad. Daniels, a NCAA qualifier was an All-American in the100 yd. freestyle and was First Team All-Ivy in three events last year. She led the way with three individual and two relay titles. She claimed the gold in the 50 free, 100 back and 100 free, while also earning First Team honors as part of the 400 and 200 free relay team. She was also awarded second team honors for the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay as well. Also earning First Team All-Ivy Recognition were seniors McCoy, as part of the 400 and 200 free relay teams, and Lindsay Hoban, as part of the free relay team, junior Jessica Brown, as part of the 400 medley relay team. Brown also earned Second Team All-Ivy in the 100 back and as part of the 200 medley team.
Other leading swimmers for Brown this year will include senior Jean Lee, junior Alexis Skoda and sophomore Bridgette Cahill and top diver Jessica Larson. The Bears also return a solid group of divers and a strong relay team.
With the leadership and young talent coming in, Coach Peter Brown feels the women's team has the ingredients for a successful season. Brown's goals this season are to improve on their dual meet and conference standings.